Membership Meeting - In Person
Cassidy Russell, LMFT
"Video Games as a Tool for Connection"
This workshop will focus on building clinicians' understanding of video games, the history, the recent research, and the possible applications of video games in treatment. Use of video games has only increased over time and with the multibillion dollar industry’s continued growth we are not going to see a drop in use any time soon. Misguided and out of date beliefs on video games can actively harm clients by pathologizing normal behaviors.
In successfully completing and attending this presentation, participants will be able to:
- Identify 2 ways to recognize the moral panic surrounding video games.
- Identify 2 behaviors when gaming behavior becomes problematic.
- List 3 possible ways to utilize video games as an intervention in therapy.
Cassidy Russell, LMFT is a certified geek therapist and a lifelong gamer. In 2021she presented a workshop titled “Anime in Therapy,” for the Superhero Therapy convention. She has an article published in Connections making a case for video games. On her podcast Therapy for Nerds she blends her love of all things nerdy with psychology to provide psychoeducation in a fun and engaging manner. Knowledge in geek culture has always come in handy in her private practice that focuses on individual therapy for teens and young adults.
Sunday, October 8, 2023
9am-9:30am Membership Meeting/
9:30-11am CE/Speaker Presentation
11am-11:15am Opportunity Drawing/
Private Practice Announcements*
11:45am-1:45pm Board Meeting (in-person)*
*=portion of course not eligible for CE's
This course is intended for beginning to advanced mental health professionals.
Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Course evaluations will be sent and CE completion certificates will be awarded to participants that attend the entire presentation and complete the course evaluation within 48 hours of the speaker presentation.
In-Person: at the 'Encino Golf Course -
16821 Burbank Blvd
Encino, CA 91436
Professional or Business Casual Attire suggested.
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SFV-CAMFT chapter members
$20 (online until Friday, September 29th at 11:59pm)
$30 (online week of event, September 30th - October 6th)
Non chapter members
$30 (online until Friday, September 29th 11:59pm)
$40 (online week of event, September 30th - October 6th)
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SFV-CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for Marriage & Family Therapists. SFV-CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
CAMFT- approved Continuing Education Provider #62281